It's Your Call by Gary Barkalow is a book that attempts to answer the question we all have at one point in our lives: What Are You Doing Here? Gary uses life experiences to show us that we all have a calling and it usually isn't what we're doing on a daily basis. He pulls stories from his childhood through adulthood to share how things can have a lasting affect on our lives and deter us, frighten us, from doing the things that God would have us to do. He reminds us that the enemy uses these tools against us regularly.
This book was easy to read but I didn't find it entirely easy to connect to. It seems like it may be written more for a man than for a woman. One thing that I did take from it was a point made in chapter nine where he was telling the story of an eagle that was in captivity for many years and then suddenly put into a vigorous training schedule so it would be able to make an appearance at a large event. The eagle ended up dying and Time magazine was quoted as saying, "The eagle had been fat and coddled for years, and when finally called upon to be an eagle, he failed." Gary likens the eagle to many Christians who don't know what to do with their strengths. Interesting indeed. Something I'm really going to chew on for a while.
About the Book:
Few spiritual concepts have fascinated and confused people more than understanding God’s calling. Is it a job or a role? Is it only reserved for those who work in professional ministry? The truth is amazingly profound: what we are supposed to do is what we most want to do.
In this guide for discovering God’s design and destiny for your life, Gary Barkalow shares how you can:
· Live alert and oriented to the voice and choreography of God.
· Discover and interpret the voice of your own story.
· Discern the strategic assault against your calling.
· Recognize God’s intentional training in your life’s journey.
Most of all, you’ll be inspired to let the glory of your life touch the world around you.
It’s Your Call: What Are You Doing Here? by Gary BarkalowDavid C Cook/October 1, 2010ISBN: 978-1-4347-6439-3/220 pages/trade paperback/$14.99 www.davidccook.com
Gary Barkalow is the founder and director of The Noble Heart, a ministry that helps men and women find their lives in God and their calling in this world. He has served in leadership positions at Ransomed Heart Ministries, Focus on the Family, and Campus Crusade for Christ. Gary and his wife, Leigh, reside in Colorado Springs with their four children.
This book was provided for review by The B&B Media Group